Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department, UCC Current Vacancies

The Department of Physics, University College Cork (UCC), seeks three permanent Technical Officers or Senior Technical Officers (Closing Date: 27-Jun-2019 @ 12:00) and a Chief Technical Officer (Closing Date: 02-Jul-2019 @ 12:00) to support and conduct research and teaching. Further information on application procedure etc. can be found at the following link: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/administrative/

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Discovery of Field-Induced Pair Density Wave State in Cuprate High Temperature Superconductors

Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. Although they form the technological basis of solid-state quantum computing, they are also its key limiting factor because conventional superconductors only work at temperatures near -270 C. This has motivated a worldwide race to try to discover higher temperature superconductors. Materials containing […]

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World Leading Scientist to Present Inaugural Lecture at UCC

One of the world’s leading scientists will give an inaugural public lecture on the emerging second quantum revolution next week (Thursday, 6 June) at University College Cork (UCC). Relatively soon we will reach the limit of computing power attainable by conventional technology and, to progress further, it is expected that we will have to employ […]

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Gummy Bear Wave Machines

We had a blast with transition year students, from all over Cork last week, building these gummy bear wave machines. This just goes to show that Physics can be fascinating and delicious!          

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Dr. Pádraig Mac Cárthaigh Final Lecture

Congrats to Dr. Pádraig Mac Cárthaigh who gave his final lecture today. Nuclear and Particle Physics won’t be the same without you!

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